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Pacific Western University (Hawaii, Inc.)

Phone: (808) 951-0911 Fax: (808) 597-8603 View Additional Phone Numbers 1210 Auahi Street, #104, Honolulu, HI 96814 ! Pacific Western University (Hawaii, Inc.) is Believed to Be Out of Business !


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Description

This company offers schooling by correspondence.


BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • This business has no rating because BBB has information indicating it is out of business.


Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Additional Complaint Information

No GET license in HI

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Pacific Western University (Hawaii, Inc.)
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 10, 1990 Business started: 06/14/1988 Business started locally: 06/14/1988
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

State of Hawaii Department of Taxation
PO Box 1425, Honolulu HI 96806
http://pahoehoe.ehawaii.gov/tls/app
Phone Number: (808) 587-4242
The number is W20408852-01.

Business Management
Mr. James Tharp, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. James Tharp, President
Business Category

Correspondence Schools

Alternate Business Names
American Pacwest International University APIU
Additional Information

The Bureau has asked for answers to basic questions related to
the company's operations. Specifically, its physical address,
type of certification or accreditation it has qualified for, the ability of students to transfer credits as well as copies of promotional material, catalogs and registration applications used by the company. Information provided by the company's president Philip Forte on December 2, 1998 shows that the company address is 2875 So. King Street; the company does not have a certification or accreditation from any organization; it does not offer any type of financial aid and the company's catalog states that "The University is oriented to those individuals not seeking licenses or credentials required from accredited institutions. Our programs are not designed to meet any established requirements by private or professional associations..."

Out of Business

Consumers, who prepaid with credit cards for the services that have not been provided by this company, should contact their credit card companies to dispute the charges if they have not already received their refunds. If refunds cannot be obtained through credit card companies, consumers may also want to contact the State of Hawaii's Consumer Resource Center at 808-586-2653 or at http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/consumer_complaint/, or Small Claims Court at 808-538-5151.

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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